Patient Moccasins

By: danitacahill

Jan 21 2012

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Category: Child Photograhy, Photography, Photojournalism

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Aperture:f/5.6
Focal Length:263mm
ISO:400
Shutter:1/125 sec
Camera:Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi

These moccasins belong to two of the three girls in the Grand Ronde Confederated Tribes junior royal court. The two whose moccasins are pictured were eight-year-old twins. They were waiting on stage for their turn to do a ceremonial dance at a Native American interpretive sign dedication last September in Scio, Oregon. The sign now hangs on the Scio Historical Society Depot Museum.

I like the well-worn look of the moccasins and how this girl in the jingle dress has a leg-twisted stance. It tells the story of an anxious, yet patient child.

The young Native American princesses danced beautifully, by the way. I know I wasn’t alone in wishing they could have performed several more dances.

Photo copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.

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